Arsenal closing in on vital piece in title jigsaw – report


Arsenal close to great coup?

We have spoken over the last week about the possibility of Arsenal signing the brilliant French striker Loic Remy.

The Metro have followed up by suggesting that Arsenal are about to bid £12m for the player.

Arsenal are ready to firm up their interest in Loic Remy by making a £12million bid for him at the end of the season.

Remy, who is currently on-loan at Newcastle United, has enjoyed a superb season on Tyneside, but he is set to return to parent club QPR in the summer.

And while the Magpies still hope to sign him permanently, Arsenal are also very keen on the Frenchman and are plotting a bid.

Arsenal have obvious problems in their squad. It’s all well and good signing teenagers with great potential but there are more immediate problems that need addressing.

Arsene Wenger hasn’t bought enough top strikers – either through pride or because those top players simply aren’t available.

But Arsenal is a club with real status around the world and they should be easily big enough to persuade a player like Remy to join. He is exactly what they need and would also be cheap enough to allow Arsenal to still go out and spend 40 million on another striker. Because, let’s face it, they need at least a couple more.

Other teams want Remy too but we just think Arsenal need to be decisive with this transfer. Arsenal fans don’t want to see any more speculation about potential arrivals – they want to see a report on the back pages which confirms Remy as the first of a number of top summer signings.

Because he would be a perfect piece in the jigsaw – a really excellent striker to add to the pool of senior forwards. He would give you 15 to 20 goals every season even as part of a squad rotation.

Arsenal fans – should you pull out all the stops to sign this guy or are we overrating him?


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